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Casas del sol

Australian designer Christina Saenz de Santmaria emailed us about Casas del Sol, the tropical contemporary villas on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand that she designed and had built during the last few years. They officially opened this month and are what Christina calls 'boutique beach chic' = understated luxury within a modern tropical design that captures the sensory island experience of sea, sun and stars. The views are spectacular and I can't imagine how incredible it would be to be able to enjoy this magical country from one of her dreamy villas. *sigh*

Reader Comments (18)

perfect location!

24 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Elements

Just another reminder that I could really use a vacation :)

24 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Yeah, that's a place I could vacation for weeks...months! Lovely! The industrial style isn't so cold as I normally perceive it. I like what was done!
Lila Ferraro

24 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLila Ferraro

Wow, this is beautiful. It reminds me of another designer, India Hicks. See pics of her island interpretation in this interview she did for Theodora & Callum

24 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

incredible views...thanks for sharing..i'm definitely book-marking this for my next trip to thailand..xx meenal

The view. OMG!!

24 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

If I squint I can just make out the place where I stayed last time I was at Koh Tao - a $10 a night shack on the beach. This however might have to take its place on the next trip. Love the pool :)

24 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSammy

wow! love the palms..the deck..the view...the dining table and benches!

24 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbeachcomber

there is nothing wrong with me that a month here wouldn't cure. sublime.

24 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commentermelanie

hmm... this is suspiciously cheap. less than $300 dollars the night. What are the pictures not showing? Looks amazing!

25 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjet

it's really great, I want to live there:)

25 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKlaudia

What an incredible Views and Place!!!Spectacular!!!I'd Love to stay there forever!SO Beautiful and refreshing Place...the Images as well Sublime!

25 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria Bellow

Calgon, take me away.

25 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpriscilla

Mmmm, me likey! I want to go to there!

25 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterD of dogland

Just breathtaking, this is what I'll be dreaming about tonight!

25 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvelien

I'm realizing that although I am a pathological design junkie, with a serene private setting and other-worldly view of nature from gigantic windows, who cares what the decor looks like?! Nature will always be my #1 decor choice.

26 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim in Jersey

oh my gosh.
Just perfection.
No other words can be used to described such a wonderful location.

31 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEleonora

OMG!!! i wanna live there

5 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNorma

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